Appreciation: Maple Society OSI: Peter Gregory's Maple Profile: Acer robustum (A. anhweiense)

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  1. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    The Maple Society Open Science Initiative is please to present a new maple profile from Peter Gregory, with photos from Hugh Angus of Westonbirt Arboretum, Piotr Banaszczak of Rogow Arboretum, and yours truly. The correct name of this maple has been much disputed, and in 2010 when the original text was published in the newsletter was accepted as Acer robustum. Today we believe the species is most properly called Acer anhweiense. I hope you enjoy it!

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    Very nice! I differently will be looking for this one.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Good information to know, thanks.

    Link in the OP not working any longer, sadly. (At least not for me!) Will dig out my old newsletters and try find the original from 2010.

    Maybe the photo's (or the whole original post) can be added to the Acer robustum photo gallery thread and thread name changed to Acer anhweiense?
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    The OSI articles were always more complete and updated than the newsletter articles. I was disappointed to see that the most recent newsletter's profile on A. saccharum was re-published without any updating at all. Very confusing when so many sub-species within the complex have been raised in rank.

    Dan gave me the following explanation for the usage of A. anhweiense:

    " Flora of China gives precedence to Acer ceriferum Rehder (1911), with Acer robustum listed as
    a synonym due to its earlier use describing A. pseudoplatanus. However, Chang and Woo (2011)
    found so-called A. robustum and A. ceriferum to be different taxa, with the latter synonymous with
    A. duplicatoserratum. Given this scenario so-called 'robustum' then requires the earliest available
    name, which is A. anhweiense W. P. Fang & M. Y. Fang."

    I have no idea now about the web site. I'll attach the final version of the article here, though.
     

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